They are supported by a number of other staff, including analysts and legal advisors.
The Authority’s current and former investigative staff have backgrounds in police and other investigative work in Australia, Canada, England,Scotland, New Zealand and other jurisdictions.
Their collective experience over time has included investigation of homicides, organised crime, drug enforcement, fraud and corruption, terrorism, war crimes, and a wide range of other criminal conduct. Some have joined the Authority after careers at British and Australian Police integrity agencies and at the Professional Standards Group within New Zealand Police.
Their expertise has been recognised with international secondments. In 2009, an Authority investigator served as a mentor for police complaints investigators in East Timor, supported by the United Nations Development Programme; and in 2008, an investigator headed a team investigating the murders of more than 1100 people for Kenya’s Commission of Inquiry into Post Election Violence.
The integrity of their work is assured through peer review and through oversight from the Manager: Investigations and the Authority Chair.